Russell Edwards on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme

The identity of Jack the Ripper has been revealed in a new book by author Russell Edwards. Speaking on the Today programme, he explained that investigations revealed a number of details about the Victorian serial killer: “He was a Polish immigrant that came over to Whitechapel in 1881 with his family.” Dr Jari Louhelainen, a senior lecturer in Molecular Biology at Liverpool John Moores University, conducted some of the analysis that led to the identification. He said that scientific techniques for examining DNA samples had only recently progressed to a level capable of solving the mystery adding that “only now,
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Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, book claims

Infamous killer is identified from blood samples on a shawl found next to one victim’s body, says ‘armchair detective’ Source:  The Guardian   A self-confessed “armchair detective” claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper. Russell Edwards claims Aaron Kosminski, a 23 year-old Polish immigrant who ended up dying in an asylum, was “definitely, categorically and absolutely” the man behind the grisly killing spree in 1888 in London’s East End. Edwards said a blood-stained shawl he bought in 2007 after an auction in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,
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Jack the Ripper murder mystery: How the Daily Mirror helped reveal the killer of Whitechapel

After Russell Edwards read a story in the Mirror about one of the Ripper’s victims’ shawl going on sale, he was able to have the garment DNA tested and says it means the killer has been identified Source : The Mirror The true identity of Jack the Ripper has sensationally been revealed after new scientific evidence brought the 126-year-old mystery to an end. DNA found on a shawl belonging to one of the notorious serial killer’s five victims proved a match for Polish suspect Aaron Kosminski. He had been named as a prime suspect by the detective who led the
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Jack the Ripper: Has notorious serial killer’s identity been revealed by new DNA evidence?

With sensational claims emerging today that London’s darkest 120-year-old mystery has been solved, Steve Connor takes a forensic look at the evidence. Source : The Independent. An amateur sleuth with a book to sell and a scientist working in his spare time claimed to have solved one of the biggest murder mysteries in history by naming Jack the Ripper as a Polish immigrant in the 19th Century after discovering what they said was conclusive DNA evidence. Aaron Kosminski, a Polish Jew whose family had emigrated to London to escape pogroms, is “definitely, categorically and absolutely” the man behind the grisly
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Jack the Ripper Mystery Finally Solved

Russell Edwards Names Jack the Ripper after 126 years Using DNA evidence, Russell Edwards is able to conclusively name Jack the Ripper as Polish born Aaron Kosminski.  The biggest murder mystery of all time has now been solved, thanks to DNA on a Victorian shawl and forensic science In 2007, businessman Russell Edwards bought a Victorian shawl at an auction. The shawl was large – over 7 feet long, made of silk, obviously very old, and damaged, with pieces missing. The shawl had been taken by a policeman from the murder scene of Jack the Ripper’s fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes,
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